It is time to turn on the air conditioner and that means making sure your A/C is in working order. It can be difficult to maintain your central air but there are some simple things you can do without the help of a professional. If you would like to up the performance of your air conditioner you can by following these simple steps.

1. Disconnect the power from the unit.

2. Remove the filter and expose the cooling coils.

3. Clean the coils. There are special cleaners designed for this. This will help remove odors, deposits of dirt, mold and mildew etc. from the coils. Be careful to only spray the coils and not the electrical wires, controls or other parts.

4. Clean the filter with plain water. You may want to replace the filter if it is really dirty. To keep your unit running its best you should remove and clean the filter for every 15 hours of use.

5. Replace the filter and the unit cover and restore power after about 10 – 15 minutes.

Properly maintaining your unit will help you enjoy the maximum life from your air conditioner. Now enjoy your cool and comfortable home.

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